'Hummingbird' follows Josh, a man on the run, as he embarks on a new career as an illegal muay thai fighter in order to support his family. It is a film about memories, regret and transformation. Visit Curation Hour to read an interview published in November 2023, in which I talk about how we made the film.

*'Hummingbird' premiered online in August 2023 with Beyond the Short
*was shortlisted for Best Direction at The One Club for Creativity’s 101st ADC Awards,
*was a Finalist in the No Logo category at the 2022 Ciclope Asia Awards,
*was a Finalist in the No Logo category at the 2022 Ciclope Africa Awards,
*was an Official Selection of the 2022 Berlin Commercial Awards,
*and was nominated for Best International Film at the 2022 Oregon Short Film Festival

Starring Carey James and Hoan Van Nguyen
Written and Directed by Dillon M. Banda
Cinematography by Dillon M. Banda
Edited by Sean Cunningham
Sound Design by IYO
Music by Hotel Neon
Additional V.O. by Alexandra Drotz Ruhn
Production Assistance by Jenny Do, Elina Teboeva
Special Thanks to Rodnae Productions, Tiger Muay Thai Boxing Club, Hanoi Lens and Van Ngoc Dang
Produced by Dillon & Co

Click here to view a series of Carey's portraits taken on location using medium format film, and here to view a series of behind-the-scenes photos.